Financial empowerment series

JULY 21—The YWCA Greater Pittsburgh will host a Financial Empowerment Series from 6:30-8 p.m. at the YWCA Homewood-Brushton, 6907 Frankstown Rd., Homewood. Every Wednesday, the four-session series will teach individuals how to create a successful strategy to improve one’s overall financial situation. The sessions will be focused on budgeting, using banks and credit unions, understanding credit-credit repair and saving-investing. The series will run through July 28 and a free copy of one’s credit report and free child care will be provided. Registration is required and the cost is $20 per person. Call 412-255-6749.

Business series

JULY 22—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host their Business Program Series at 12:15-1 p.m. at the Downtown & Business branch, 612 Smithfield St. The topic is “Acting the Interview.” Chris Posti, of Posti & Associates, will give her expert advice on job searches and interviews. It is free and open to the public. Call 412-281-7141.

The first step

JULY 22—The Small Business Development Center of Duquesne University will host “The First Step:Business Start-Up Essentials” from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at Rockwell Hall, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. This seminar is for entrepreneurs without previous business experience. Topics that will be discussed are financing options, insurance, taxation requirements, the major components of a business plans and more. Reservations are requested by July 21 and there is no cost. E-mail Christine Hughes at

Business basics

JULY 24—SCORE will host their Small Business Basics workshop from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at DeVry University, 210 Sixth Ave., Downtown. This highly interactive workshop is geared to aspiring and existing small business entrepreneurs. Business professionals cover the topics of small business planning, recordkeeping, taxes, financing, marketing and business loans. The cost is $45. For more information, call 412-395-6560, ext. 130.

Leadership luncheon series

JULY 27—Coro Pittsburgh will host its 2nd Annual Leadership Luncheon Series from 12-1 p.m. at the Rivers Club, 301 Grant St., Downtown. The series will offer a unique opportunity to connect with local leaders and hear how leadership affects their specific industry. The guest speaker will be Andre Guess, president and CEO of the August Wilson Center. Registration is required and the cost is $25 per lunch. Call Kelsey Halling at 412-208-0251.

Certification & Contracting Workshop

JULY 28—The U.S. Small Business Administration will host an 8(a) and HUBZone Certification & Contracting workshop from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Riverside Center for Innovation, 700 River Ave., 1st floor Conference Room, North Side. MBE/WBE and Veteran-owned businesses are encouraged to attend. It is free to the public. For more information, call Marisa Fentzel at 412-395-6560.

Business series

JULY 29—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host their Business Program Series at 12:15-1 p.m. at the Downtown & Business branch, 612 Smithfield St., Downtown. The topic is “understanding Your Credit Reports and Credit Scores.” Todd Miller, of Advantage Credit Counseling Services, will discuss tips on how to improve one’s credit report and credit score, along with many of the tricks and traps to avoid when navigating within the credit industry. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141.

Professional networking

JULY 29—Jessica Lee and Pittsburgh Gateway Corp. will host “Entrepreneurial Thursdays” from 5:30-8 p.m. at Little E’s, 949 Liberty Ave., Downtown. The theme is “Cultivating New Technologies in Pittsburgh.” This is a professional networking event with live jazz/R&B music. There is a $5 fee. Business casual is the attire. Call Sandy Marshall at 412-802-6780 or visit

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